Introduction: Xbox 360 Cooling Method

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I had worked diligently on this, and it does cool it very well


badboynick7 (author)2009-11-28

my belief on cooling an xbox is that in order for it to cool better u need more air sucked out, to do that i put a fan on the side over the heat sinks, sucking in air through of filter, creating more circulation which equals more cooling=more gaming=}

Ha4xor4life (author)badboynick72009-11-29

 Yes, I understand that, and it is a good idea, however, your fans will be suck out nothing if all you have is fans blowing out.

badboynick7 (author)Ha4xor4life2009-12-11

Sorry i might of worded it wrong but waht i meant to say is that i had a fan sucking in air over the heatsinks, and because the lines are going towards the fan that is sucking air out increasing the intake of air over the heatsinks creat more circulation.  one fan sucks in air the other fan on the back of the xbox sucks it out.  Before that all my games would freeze while loading now i havent ever had that problem since.

abadfart (author)badboynick72011-11-06

i would like to see that... i have been tinkering with the idea of adding some small cpu cooler fans (left over from my Pentium pro) in to push more air.

Ha4xor4life (author)badboynick72009-12-14

 Ah. Then yes, that would be a good fix.

mage (author)2009-05-23

might want to tidy up those wires there since they could become a fire hazard. on a unrelated note i noticed the presence of the apple logo on the 360 which could create a interdimensional rift in our universe

neotom666 (author)mage2009-08-08

so thats the distortion that I've been feeling.....

I sensed a disturbance in the force too...

CheatsIP5 (author)2009-10-26

The best method is to use norml household fans

i have one iver side faceing downwards at my xbox on the lowest setting

my xbox has not crashed due to over hesating ever since

i once bought an official xbox intercooler and it fried my system


albylovesscience (author)2009-08-09

i dont like the big stupid transformer box on the 360

shams (author)2009-05-20

this is insane....u r fan is on the back of ur 360 !!!!......Look dude try putting some fans one the bottom.(in your pi it will be on the right side)...Look what u have done...u've put ur psu infront of the master INLET....thats just soooo not cool....If u can plz plzzz put ur fan on that inlet(backward cuz ur fan r sucking not forcing air)..BTW what is u r mother board?

xAxrules (author)2009-05-03

nice, ive done a little mod sorta based around this, ive got a molex fan (with an extra molex on it) modded to work with a USB.

futhes (author)xAxrules2009-05-12

aha same thing hear i took apart an old labtop and a wii usb charger cord and hooked it up to my xbox externally to blow all the hot air away from the xbox

catsnw (author)2009-03-31

Paten that

NikonDork (author)catsnw2009-05-03

Step 1: more fans = more cooling (m i rite guys?)
Step 2: ???
Step 3: profit!

killamilla85 (author)2009-04-01

Replacing the xclamps would be much more effective and aesthetically pleasing than what you have there.

Ha4xor4life (author)killamilla852009-04-01

Yeah i would love to do that hut my xbox is still in warrenty for another three years now. Once that expires then ill fix t, or buy a new xbox system if a newer verison came out.

Ha4xor4life (author)Ha4xor4life2009-04-01

Sorry bad typos im on my iphone

poolshark162006 (author)2009-04-01

wow, that is SAD!!!!

Ha4xor4life (author)2009-04-01

Heres a video

Decepticon (author)2009-04-01

Can you elaborate on what each part is doing? I see the Intercooler but what are the other parts actually other words how is the "box 'o fans" directing airflow? What is the transformer for (I am assuming the fans power supply) and why would that need to be cooled? It looks like the "box 'o fans" is not directly attached to the intercooler, so you are loosing alot of air pressure and would be actually not cooling better but making it worse. And those intercoolers are not good for the Xbox.

Ha4xor4life (author)Decepticon2009-04-01

Sorry about that. OK here we go. The "Box o' Fans" Is sucking the heat away from the Xbox, and dispersing it somewhere else, not near the system. The Pressure content is perfectly fine however, as both the InterCooler fans and the "Box o' Fans" are in sync, making everything smoooooooooth. Yes you are right, the transformer is for all my Heat Sucking stuff. And to defend my InterCooler, this is the newest model, that is the greatest thing in the world...

cyrozap (author)2009-03-31


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